Monica Vasudev

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The hypothesis that gossypol (an active ingredient associated with cottonseed oil) affects enzymes and other constituents of spermatozoa, resulting in alterations in motility and sperm viability after in vitro treatment, was tested using human semen samples. At a gossypol acetic acid concentration (and a 30 minute incubation) of .01 mcg, the percent(More)
Gossypol acetic acid at the dose of 5 mg/rat/day for 2 and 4 weeks did not cause any significant effect on the body weight, testis, epididymis, seminal vesicle and prostate weight, nor gossypol treatment had any significant effect on the activities of acid phosphatase and succinic dehydrogenase in the testis. Changes in the testis ATPase activity were,(More)
A marked reduction in the motility of the human spermatozoa was observed when spermatozoa were incubated with 10 and 100 microgram of gossypol acetic acid for different time period at 37 degrees C; the motility was reduced from 83% to 4% after 210 minutes (P less than 0.001). A significant decrease in the activities of Ca++ and Mg++ activated ATPase in the(More)
BACKGROUND In a mouse model of viral induced atopic disease, expression of FcεRI on dendritic cells is critical. While adult human conventional (cDC) and plasmacytoid (pDC) dendritic cells have been shown to express FcεRI, it is not known if this receptor is expressed in childhood and how its expression is governed by IgE. METHODS Following informed(More)
High levels of IgG4-positive plasma cells are commonly seen in autoimmune pancreatitis. It has recently become evident that autoimmune pancreatitis is one component of a larger multi-system disease. IgG4-positive plasma cells have been identified in many extrapancreatic tissues, including the colon, biliary tract, liver, and lungs, and thus the term(More)
Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children. Most egg-allergic children are able to tolerate egg baked in product (EBP) and will likely outgrow his/her egg allergy. By introducing EBP in the diet of an egg-allergic child, diet can be expanded and family stress can be reduced. Recent evidence suggests that children who tolerate EBP and(More)
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